James Calado took his first career GP3 win in style with a lights to flag performance in the second race of the weekend on the streets of Valencia.
The ART driver led the field away from pole position, and then gradually pulled out a comfortable cushion while those behind him engaged in a fierce scrap for the remaining points positions.
Second-place starter Valtteri Bottas spent the first few laps keeping Dean Smith and Alexander Sims at bay. As the Finn defended from Smith, Sims was able to sneak past around the outside of his countryman into Turn 6, and later in the lap the Status driver was ahead of Bottas' ART car as well. Bottas held on to third after that, while championship leader Mitch Evans came home best of the rest after some pretty tough fights of his own.
The Kiwi got past his MW Arden teammate Lewis Williamson on lap three, and on lap nine he pounced to pass Gabby Chaves and Smith as they scrapped over fourth place.
Smith seemed set to come home fifth ahead of his Addax teammate, but the Briton was given a drive-through penalty on the final lap for ignoring yellow flags. His penalty was set to hand fifth to Chaves, and a first point to Carlin's Conor Daly, who came alive in the final laps to work his way past race one winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (Manor) and Lewis Williamson (MW Arden). However, Daly then attacked Chaves into the final corner on the last lap, and as both ran wide, Williamson was able to pass Daly on the run to the flag for sixth.